Washington TV architect raised £3,000 in Great North Run

George Clarke lines up at the start of the Bupa Great North Run 2013
George Clarke lines up at the start of the Bupa Great North Run 2013
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WASHINGTON TV star George Clarke, pictured, raised more than £3,000 for charity when he took on the Great North Run.

The architect tackled the 13.1mile run in aid of housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

The money raised by the homes enthusiast, whose new series of George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces returns to our screens this autumn, will help Shelter continue its work keeping a roof over the heads of families in need.

Through their helpline and advice services, Shelter helps more than three million people each year who are struggling with bad housing and homelessness.

George, who completed the course, in two hours and 18 minutes, said: “It was such an incredible feeling to take part in the Great North Run for Shelter after months of training. Personally, it was a huge challenge for me and was physically gruelling, but it was well worth the pain for such a great cause.

“With millions of people homeless or living in bad housing in England, it’s never been more important to raise awareness around this pressing issue and to support the incredible work that Shelter does.”

Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter said “We couldn’t be more thrilled that George took on this incredible challenge to raise money for Shelter, and hope people from across England will be inspired to take part in this world-class event on behalf of the charity next year.

“In doing so they will be helping raise vital funds to support Shelter’s work with homeless and badly-housed families across the country, who need our help more urgently than ever.

“We are also extremely grateful to all of the other runners who ran for Shelter alongside George this year. It’s inspiring to see the dedication and effort that people put in not only to train but to raise such a huge amount of money, at a time when families need our help the most.”